After using the phone for some time now, I have to say that I am impressed with the double sim handling. Just two things:
1. When receiving sms, it is stated by which sim the sms was received. However, after having SENT a sms there is no info on which sim was used. This seems odd... must be an oversight by Samsung programmers.
2. It is very easy to unintentionally use the "wrong" sim, especially when replying to a missed call or returning a sms. There should be a "sim default" option for each saved contact in the phone's contact list.
Sam, 15 Aug 2009Filipe, how could that be? I thought you said you got the phone shipped from Spain??? I li... moreMy B5702 came from Spain alright, and it's quadband in both SIM slots. But the one Samsung is selling in my country, with warranty and all, is quadband + dualband (900/1800) only. Go figure that. I strongly believe that this limitation is software-based so if anyone happens to know how to unlock the quadband capabilities of the brazilian B5702, I'd love to know how. Aren't there so-called 'secret' codes that only service centers are allowed to know? Perhaps some Samsung technician could shed some light on this issue...
Filipe, 14 Aug 2009I have the sad duty to inform that in Brazil, Samsung released this model with quadband only i... moreFilipe, how could that be? I thought you said you got the phone shipped from Spain???
I live in Thailand, and as previously mentioned I ordered my phone from Expansys Singpore (but it was shipped from Hong Kong). I use one AIS sim and one DTAC sim... both with quad band:-) Also, I confirm that B5702 (at least mine) can handle the same line usage as you mention (multiple in/out).
I have the sad duty to inform that in Brazil, Samsung released this model with quadband only in SIM 1. SIM 2 is dual 900/1800 MHz only and most likely due to some sort of arrangement between Samsung Brazil and Vivo (the biggest mobile operator in my country which works in 850 MHz). So the customer is forced to use Vivo as primary line, forever.
Sam, 13 Aug 2009Thanks for the info, Felipe! battery life is good. I have now had the phone for about one ... moreNo problem, but I'm Filipe. I'm now selling my old D880 and Star, just got a Jét which is much nicer to use, plus it's got GPS and 3G (Wi-Fi is something I rarely use anyway).
Krasi, 14 Aug 2009I want to buy this phone, but first i would like to know can it handle three calls (lines) sim... moreWhat you describe is NOT, I repeat, NOT a problem on D880. I happen to own both D880 and B5702, ready to sell the D880 after I got the newer model because it's so much better. But D880 can handle up to 4 simultaneous calls without a problem. I just did the test right now before writing this reply. Got B5702 SIM 1 to call D880 SIM 1 then B5702 SIM 2 to call D880 SIM 2. Next I got C5212 SIM to call D880 SIM 1 and C5212 SIM 2 to call D880 SIM 2. It all worked perfectly well, so the most likely reason for your problem is your network has call waiting disabled.
I want to buy this phone, but first i would like to know can it handle three calls (lines) simultaneosly. Because the D880 cannot. My question is when you are talking no matter with which card can you receive call waiting on the same card and receive call from the other card in the same time. The situation with D880 is the busy signal for the third call (line) it means cannot handle three calls/lines at the same time (1 call in progress, 1 waiting call on the same card, and incomming call for the other card). I haven't got the chance to try this model B5702 so if somebody knows or have experienced this issue, please answer. Thanks in advance.
Filipe, 06 Aug 2009That stands or Fixed Dialing Number, where the mobile will only dial to those previously prepr... moreThanks for the info, Felipe!
battery life is good. I have now had the phone for about one week... fully charged it once on day of arrival, since then I have spot charged it 2-3 times (I am a heavy user and the phone is on 24/7). So, can not complain about the battery
Apart from the issue with synching, the phone acually has grown on me:-) So, here is my current set-up (I think): keep the B5702 for social events when it is more convenient with just one phone, Samsung i8910HD for multimedia needs, and Nokia E71 for work (which I will replace with the new E72 once it is released). However, I am eagerly awaiting the new HTC Leo (or whatever the name will be)
simply input the number to be dialled or write your text message first, then tap your sim management button and the sim icon in corner of screen will have changed.
Nice and simple and efficien and instant.
Don, 06 Aug 2009I have recently purchased the B5702 dual sim phone. All the info I read before buying said tha... moreFor Christ sake. This was answered by me and others many times in this very same forum. Take some time to read a few pages of questions and answers and you will find the light.
I have recently purchased the B5702 dual sim phone. All the info I read before buying said that it was possible to switch between sim cards quickly and WITHOUT REBOOTING.
How do I do this?
If I press the button on the side it brings up a menu that says:
Sim 1 is the default, and both cards are enabled.
If I change the default to sim 2 it reboots.
I am supposed to be able to change without rebooting....so how is it done?
Sam, 06 Aug 2009I forgot;
I can not send sms via New PC Suite on my pc... can anyone else?
And, what is FD... moreThat stands or Fixed Dialing Number, where the mobile will only dial to those previously preprogrammed numbers. Useful when you hand the mobile to somebody with restricted privileges.
I never sync with the PC so I never experienced the problems you describe. I see little use to me, as I'm not that big businessman :)
I can not send sms via New PC Suite on my pc... can anyone else?
And, what is FDN phonebook? Anyone know?
Got the phone now, and been playing around with it. My conclusion:
Apart from the Double SIM feauture, and its good looks, the user interface and PC sync is the worst I have ever stumbled upon:
- Phonebook: Contact image only show when receiving call... not when making a call.
- Phonebook: To be able to see a contact image you need to fully open the contact from the list and a tiiiiny image is displayed.
- Outlook sync is a joke (at best). The New PC suite syncs most fields (however not Category which must be manually defined... like Nokia). BUT, the phone does not support either Category nor contact images. So, you will end up editing between Outlook and New PC suite first, and THEN you need to punch in an edit each contact on the phone(!!!)
- Only possible to sync with one pc... if you sync on two or more, you will end up adding and deleting back and forth.
- The phone only allows for 10 Contact Groups.
- Call quality good, but EDGE superslow!
- Camera ok, but no flash
- Sound level ok
- Bluetooth paired right away with my Pioneer system in the car. Connection stable.
- Info in regards to which SIM in use is clear and easy.
The phones advantage is the doubkle sim, of course. However, I am very disappointed over the extremely bad sync between Outlook and New PC Suite and then between New PC Suite and the phone. This makes it almost unasable to me, and I will most likely end up with using it only when I go out on town and want one phone in my pocket. Definately not for heavy business use (because of the issues with contacts sync). My 2 year old N95 is faaar superior and still going strong!
Now I came to notice this difference between B5702 and C5212. In the latter, you can access Reject list from the call log and also from Call manager, whereas in the former you can't. This is most likely due to an oversight by the south koreans, hopefully to get fixed in a future software upgrade. And here's more hope that they add Call conversation record for B5702 as well...
franck, 30 Jul 2009hi all!
I have just bougt B5702 but i am not finding the way to view the rejected list. I d... moreYeah it's just a liiiitle buried:
Menu > Settings > Application settings > Call > All calls > Auto reject > Reject list
I have just bougt B5702 but i am not finding the way to view the rejected list. I don't know if this is due to a bug or not. I can easily add an entry to that list, but i cannot view it. When i go to CALL MANAGER, i can see only two options: CALL TIME and CALL COSTS.
Can any body help me?